This episode features a Radio Obituary for Allen Toussaint, the songwriter, producer, pianist and singer, who was a mainstay of New Orleans R&B.
Radio Eclectica is an eclectic mix of lost rock, blues and folk broadcast live every Thursday, 6 to 8 pm Eastern on 91.3 WVKR-FM and live streaming at www.WVKR.org. Radio Eclectica is created in the tradition of progressive FM radio of the 60s and 70s, a remnant freeform, open-format program where just about anything goes. The program often features tributes to musical figures who have just passed away ("Radio Obituary”) or have simply been under acknowledged or forgotten. A cadre of characters with pseudonyms like The Juggler, Tomzee , Mertz, The Fixer and Mr. Tom visit occasionally or come up in conversation.
Marc Breslav has hosted Radio Eclectica, at Vassar College’s WVKR in Poughkeepsie, NY, since 1994. He has worked at five other college or community stations across the country, notably the legendary freeform station, WFMU-FM, in the New York City market. He got his start in radio in 1978 in California.
Here is an audio archive of the live shows as recorded from the online live stream--glitches and all. Playlists are archived at wvkr.radioactivity.fm/show.html?showoid=1860. The sequence of songs, the songs played, and the time of airing are not always accurate due to computer glitches and limitations of the Radioactivity site.
Special thanks to The Juggler for establishing and maintaining this archive.
Time Title Artist
06:01 pm Before You Were Born Efrat
06:05 pm Smashed Mark Brown
06:06 pm Darkest Hour Holmes Brothers
06:09 pm Way Over Yonder Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre off...
06:27 pm BREAK 2 psa
06:32 pm What is Success Bonnie Raitt
06:34 pm On the Way Down Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint RIP Allen Toussaint
06:35 pm Wonder Woman ostello, Allen Toussaint
06:40 pm Freedom for the Stallion "
06:44 pm BRicyard Blues James Montgomery Band
06:57 pm Performance Joe Cocker
07:02 pm Don't Stop Etta James
07:04 pm Holy Cow The Band
07:05 pm Share You Love The Band
07:05 pm Motion Geoff Muldaur
07:11 pm BREAK
07:14 pm Going Down James Montgomery Band
07:15 pm Brickyard Blues Maria Muldaur
07:22 pm It'll Take a long time Sandy Denny arranger brass
07:23 pm Sweet Rosemary Sandy Denny
07:25 pm For Nobody to Hear Sandy Denny brass
07:26 pm Gates of Eden Arlo Guthrie
07:31 pm Table top Girl John Mayall studio
07:39 pm Niight people Allen Touissaint
07:43 pm Just a Kiss Away Allen Touissaint
07:46 pm Fortune Teller Rolling Stones
07:47 pm Ascension Day Allen Touissaint, Elvis Costello
07:49 pm With You in Mind/Lover of Love Allen Touissaint
08:00 pm See You Next Time Mark Brown